What is Carbon Belt Drive system?

Gates Carbon Drive system

Where does Carbon Belt Drive system come from?

Gates Carbon Belt Drive has been developed over the last 25 years for applications on 6000hp drag racing cars, 150hp motorbikes and more recently, bicycle drivetrains. Although Carbon Drive isn’t for everyone, it certainly has a place for bike tourers and city riders who are after a no-fuss drivetrain which is lighter, easier to maintain and offers an exceptional wear life. Gates Carbon Drive system can be used with internally geared hubs such as the 14 speed Rohloff Speedhub or the 8/11 speed Shimano Alfine gearhub. For mid-transmission, the best solution is the Pinion P or C-line gearbox system.

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Shall I choose belt over chain?

People usually buy Gates Carbon Belt Drive system bikes, because it gives a quality feeling while riding. Belt drivetrains are almost silent on the road. They have a pretty cool humming sound.

Gates Carbon Drive System

There is no rusty chain, no oil that makes your legs dirty. It is clean, smooth and strong.

Belts last up to 4x the life of a chain because they don’t ‘stretch’ and wear in the same way. This is because belts have no moving components like a chain, they’re constructed with continuous loops of carbon cord inside a nylon/polyurethane jacket. 
Carbon belts are lighter than chains. Everyone knows that the weight of your bike is important.

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Say goodbye to high-maintenance bike chains. Say hello to simplicity and fun.

Our belt drive system products are created by Gates Corporation, a global leader in belt drive technologies, Gates Carbon Drive is the best high-mileage bicycle drive on the market. Whether you’re an urban commuter, rugged mountain biker, eBike rider, or casual cruiser, Gates Carbon Drive has a solution. Choose from our CDX™ High-Performance or our CDN™ Urban products — each offering specialized sprockets, belts, and cranksets. Grease-free, rust-free, and hassle-free. Revolutionary indeed.

True love comes when you jump on the bike and get that special, quality, belt drive feeling.

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